Compliance & Product Regulatory ApproVals

Ghana issued an increase in energy requirements.

All electrical appliance and renewable energy product makers and exporters to the Ghanaian market will be required to comply with 19 new rules beginning November 2, 2023. 

The following appliances must follow these guidelines in order to meet the Minimum Energy Performance Standard (MEPS) and get the Energy Guide Label from Ghana’s Energy Commission. 

  • Refrigerators 
  • Microwave ovens 
  • Washing machine 
  • Rice cookers 
  • Electric kettles 
  • Industrial fans 
  • Solar panels 
  • Television sets 
  • Set-top boxes 
  • Computer systems 
  • Ventilating fans 
  • Storage water heaters 
  • Renewable energy batteries 
  • Public lighting 
  • Improved biomass cookstoves 
  • Electric motors 
  • Air conditioners 
  • Distribution transformers 
  • Comfort fan inverters 

 

Ghanaian designers and importers of these products must utilise a certified laboratory to test them and submit a test result together with the associated label and appropriate product information to the Energy Commission’s website in order to register the product. 

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Praveen Rao

CEO & Technical Director, C-PRAV Group: Australia, New Zealand, India & Canada 

C-PRAV Labs & Certifications 

Professional engineering experience of 30+ years with technical and managerial skills obtained from professional degree, courses, and hands-on experience, while working with organizations and companies involved in Design & Development, Testing, Inspection, Certification and Compliance (TICC). 

Management of electrical/electronic products & systems Testing and Certifications for Global markets in Consumer, Industrial, IT, Telecom, Defence, Medical, and Automotive Industries. Overall advisory for Standards, Regulations, Testing and Certifications for Global Market Access (GMA). 

  • ISO/IEC 17025 Lab Quality Management 
  • NATA Authorised Signatory (1995 to 2000) for EMC Testing 
  • NATA & IANZ Authorised Technical Assessor (current)
  • EMI/EMC, RF/Wireless, EMR-RF Exposure/SAR 
  • NATA Technical Assessors Advisory Committee (current) 
  • Current Chair of Australian EMC National Standards Committee 
  • Member of Australian National standards committees for Safety, Radio, RF Exp/SAR 
  • Represent Australia in International Standards committees like IEC, CISPR, IEEE 
  • Member of Telecommunications Certification Body Council, USA and European REDCA